"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Piñata Jesus: Piñata Worthy Jesus Clichés

I once had a student whose daughter, in year, went from being deep into SpongeBob SquarePants to being deep into Jesus. She wanted a Jesus birthday party . .  . with Jesus cake, Jesus candles, Jesus napkins, Jesus balloons, and, “Mom, can we have a Jesus piñata?”

No one is more tired than I am of seeing Jesus turned into a piñata for hacked-off people to hack away at to their hearts’ delight. But certain clichés about Jesus are piñata worthy  — and I give fair warning: I have just now become a hacker."

(Leonard Sweet. The Well Played Life)

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